Watchmen / Warner Bros. Pictures and Paramount Pictures present, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Lawrence Gordon/Lloyd Levin production ; a Zack Snyder film ; produced by Lawrence Gordon, Lloyd Levin, Deborah Snyder ; screenplay by David Hayter and Alex Tse ; directed by Zack Snyder.

Video/Projected medium
  • English
  • French
  • Director's cut.
  • 2-disc special edition.
  • Widescreen version.
  • Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2009]
  • ©2009
2 videodiscs (186 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Summary note
In the United States, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. But when one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up, but no less determined, masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover the plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion, a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future.
  • Wide screen.
  • Based on the graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC Comics.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
  • Special features: twenty-five minutes of additional footage; "The phenomenon: the comic that changed comics" featurette; "Watchmen:" video journals (ca. 30 min.); music video "Desolation row," by My Chemical Romance; eleven Watchmen making-of webisodes.
Creation/​Production credits
Director of photography, Larry Fong ; editor, William Hoy ; music, Tyler Bates.
Target audience
MPAA rating: R; for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language.
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Rights and reproductions note
This DVD disc is copy protected.
Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson.
Language note
In English or dubbed French, with optional subtitles in English for the hearing impaired, French or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Disc 1. feature film -- Disc 2. special features.
Other title(s)
  • Watchmen: director's cut
  • Watchmen (Motion picture)
  • Watchmen (Motion picture). French.
  • 9781419878923
  • 1419878921
Publisher no.
  • 1000089594
  • 3000021448
Universal Product Code
  • 883929057795
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